An Affair Between a Man and a Ghost
Dir: Mok Hong-si
Cast: Ng Cho-fan, Law Yim-hing, Woo Fung, Ha Ping, Wong Man-lei
1965 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 109min
This film was made in the name of the “Nine Brothers” in memory of their late “brother” Wong Toi, which guest-stars several fellow directors. Mok Ngan-fa (Law Yim-hing) and Lui Tin-wo (Ng Chofan) are lovers. Mok is forced to marry into the Suen family as a concubine, while Lui leaves for Southeast Asia with the gift of gold from Mok. Suen’s wife accuses the two of having an affair. Later, Mok gives birth to a son Siu-chung (Woo Fung). In order to lay claim to the inheritance, Suen’s wife pushes Mok down a cliff. She returns as a ghost to take revenge, and the family moves away. Twenty-four years later, Siu-chung falls in love with Lui’s daughter (Ha Ping). They return to their native village to restore the ancestral home. Lui chances on Mok in the woods. Siu-chung fires a shot at Mok, thinking she is a ghost. It turns out that she is alive, and mother and son are reunited.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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